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Trunk will not latch closed 1996 bonneville - 1997 Pontiac Bonneville

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i've tried everything!

  • headhits24 Feb 10, 2009

    I have the same problem and am now looking for a replacement latch which has not exactly been going well. I might take it off and see if I can repair the latch itself.

  • jilnarr May 23, 2009

    I am having the exact same problem. I tried everything. I'm taking it to a mechanic to take a look at it today. Will keep you posted.

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SOURCE: Trunk latch

manualy lower the latch and disconnect the electrical therminal try it out let me know HOPE IT HELP FIXYA OUR POST THANKS PIERRE

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

dr_layinlow
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SOURCE: trunk/gas tank latch wont work (honda accord)

Sounds like the cable has broken on your latch!! and your trunk!! I would try putting your key into the rear hole and gettint the locking device to move around to see if you can get it to shut!!

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

RJones1125
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SOURCE: Lincoln trunk motor/latch

check the bolts that hold the motor assembly on. they may of came loose or are broken.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 pontiac sunfire trunk won't close

See if you can make the latch work by just using a screw driver in the slot to lock it, then open it with the key. If that works ok, you will need to raise the striker and align it to the latch.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: trunk latch wont hold shut on my 02 cavalier

Make sure it is not binding/sticking where you pull the release cable.

Drench the entire works in WD-40. Push it back and forth until it moves with no resistance.

Make sure the part that hooks onto the latch hasn't come loose enough to not slide over when it makes contact.

If that doesn't work, take the whole thing off. You'll have to anyway to replace it. Chances are with it disassembled you'll see what's wrong.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 Buick Park Ave Ultra power trunk latch won't latch .

The latch on the deck lid needs to be clicked open so it can catch the striker. Try key to unlock and see if you can get the latch hook open.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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